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ERIC Number: ED263833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-24
Pages: 27
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A Study of Societal Factors Which Have Influenced Adults to Withdraw from the Business Administration Curriculum at Fayetteville Technical Institute. Societal Factors Affecting Education.
Brum, Joseph, Jr.
Reasons why students studying business administration withdrew from Fayetteville Technical Institute (North Carolina) were examined. Questionnaires mailed to a random sample of 30 former students were completed by 26 dropouts who had been enrolled at the institute during 1981-1982. Responses from 26 students were classified as nonsocietal or societal (i.e., elements of influence that are external to the institution). The most frequently stated societal reasons for not returning to business administration included transfer to another college, change in job requirements, and change in career plans. The most frequent nonsocietal reasons were financial problems and desire for time off. There was no significant difference in withdrawal reasons for students who had completed two as opposed to three consecutive quarters. The findings correlate strongly with similar studies found in the literature. A followup study to identify action that will reduce the impact of nonsocietal factors and assure maximum retention of qualified business administrative curriculum students is recommended. The questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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